Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The First Ever Design D.I.V.A'S Blog Hop--Oldie but Goodie

Welcome to the first ever Design D.I.V.A'S Blog Hop. If you are arriving here from Sharon Harnist blog you are in the right spot.  The theme of the Blog Hop was to use something you haven't used in at least 6 months.  I decided to go with a Target Valentines mail box I got a couple of years ago and had not decorated.  Here is the mailbox I created:


The little mail box is pink and both ends are completely removable.  I cut the dp for my mailbox using my cricut and a free SVG file from here.  I did modify the MTC file as I wanted to use this one direction paper and wanted both ends to be going the same direction.  The LOVE stamp was cut with the cricut and mounted on the flag.
I used my ATG gun to mount the dp and covered the edges with pearl covered lace ribbon.  The hearts were cut with my cricut. 
The pearl and rose designs on the sides were purchased at Archivers.
I think it really turned out pretty and it is time to head over to one of my bestest  friends, the Super Mega Talented, Theresa Momber.  I know Theresa will have something to knock your socks off.
Thanks so much for stopping by and be prepared to spend your morning enjoying the creations of this creative group of ladies. 

Hugs to you all,

Cathy

I just thought it would be fun to make something really pretty for Valentines Day.

34 comments:

Angie Williams said...

This is absolutely adorable! Wonderful project!

Theresa Momber said...

Wow! Cathy, this is fabulous! I just love the "love" flag and all the beautiful bling!!! You rock, GF!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

What a fabulous mail box Cathy!! I hope it ends up over flowing with Valentines for you! I so want to make one now, looks like a trip to Michael's at lunch. HeeHee! ~jeni :)

Dawn B. said...

Cathy this turned out great.. I have one of these in my stash and need to use it.. This is awesome.. Great job..

Maria Matter said...

oh what fun! this is so beautiful decorated Cathy!!! great job hun!
hugs & blessings!

Barb said...

Oh, Cathy!! WOW WOW WOW! I just had a flashback to grade school when we made Valentine boxes for the party at school, but of course our boxes were never this spectacular! Love the hearts and swirls and all the fun stuff. I'm sure you mailbox will be full of love come Feb 14!

Hugs,
Barb

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Cathy- Wow what a lovely detailed project! It's so cute!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh I've missed poppin in...and this project is awesome - yikes, the little flag and bling..WOW
hugs
Linda

Micki Switzer said...

Your project is fantastic. I enjoyed the inspiration because I have some of those Target mailboxes.

Heather said...

Oh Cathy!
This is so sweet and fun! I love those pearls. I could look over this and find something new to ooh and ahh over for hours!
Great project. TFS

Melissa Cash said...

Cathy, your mailbox is so stinkin' cute! Thank you so much for playing along with the OBG challenge. I really appreciate it!

Grace said...

Oh wow! This is so awesome Cathy! I love how you decorated this mailbox and might just have to try one myself! I got the Sure Cuts a Lot so I can now use SVG files but haven't tried any yet! This might be my first! Thanks for the inspiration!
Have a great day!
hugs,
Grace

Runnergirl Creations said...

Adorable! Very creative concept! Thanks for sharing!

Mary G. said...

SO pretty!! Great job!

Jennie said...

Such a cute altered mailbox Cathy!! Great job!

Deb said...

How pretty! I love all that swirlie bling!

Just went to Target this morning, saw these, and remembered that I have a big box of them in the closet! ;) I need to get busy!

Sharri said...

OMGosh! Cathy, this is so cute!!! I love all the bling and details on it! I hope it gets filled with lots of Valentine goodies for you!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!!!!!!

Linda C said...

This is over the top, Cathy. I really think it would look so good on my desk at work. Guess I better figure out how to do it cause now I just have to have it!

Brenda said...

Fabulous!!! I love all of the detail and the flag is awesome!

Ching-a-ling said...

hee hee, I think I have a few unaltered Valentine mailboxes too that I need to work on. Fabulous job on yours!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi cathy!! OOoooh.....FUN!!! I LOVE THIS!!!! wonderful job!!!! Thankyou so much for being a part of the hop. :)

Anita Hovey said...

Fabulous project.

redwasher1 said...

What a wonderful idea!!! Perfect for Valentines day!! Fabulous project!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is lovely~ Awesome job!

Kirei na Kami said...

This is AWESOME!!! I love all the pearl accents and that gorgeous paper:o) You know...I have a few of these mailboxes in my stash...you have definitely inspired me to pull them out and get to playing!

Smiles:)
Carolyn

Gina said...

Cathy, this is a great project. I know I have a few of those mailboxes laying around too, Love the lace trim!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow Cathy, this is absolutely adorable!!! I have some of those mailboxes too!!! Thanks for the reminder (and hanging my head in shame for yet something else I haven't put to use!!!!!).

Linda

jkreucher said...

This is fantastic Miss Cathy,I won't be able to participate in the blog hops with the Divas, I can show projects and creations with everyone though!
Love how you decorated this fun mailbox. cute as can be!
Hugs to ya.
Judy

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh how fun!!! I love these mailboxes and you created a spectacular one!

Sue W said...

What a great project Cathy! Love all the bling and lace .......How cool would it be to have one of these!

Cindy (Stamp With Me Cindy G/Stamping Therapy) said...

Very sweet Cathy. So much attentio to detail. I love it.

Deborah said...

These are so darling, Cant wait.

Sharon Harnist said...

What a darling mailbox -- I have some of these stashed away that I've never altered! Yours turned out darling -- you've inspired me to do something with mine!